Yarmouth Firefighters Corner

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Firefighters' Corner

Emergency Calls

At approximately 5:50 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, Yarmouth Fire Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a possible structure fire at 31 Barnard St. in the south end of town. Firefighters with Engine #2 responded while dispatch paged the call. Upon arrival the crew of Engine #2 reported back that smoke was visible at which time a second page was transmitted confirming a working fire. Engine #1 arrived and immediately ran a 4” hose from a hydrant on the corner of Main Street and Barnard Street to supply water to Engine #1. The fire, which appears to have started on the first floor, had by now extended up into the second floor. Firefighters wearing self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) entered the first floor and began fighting the fire. Firefighters from Lake Vaughan, Port Maitland and Wedgeport and District responded. Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control and after an extensive overhaul searching for possible hotspots, fire crews were able to pack up and return to the station. The home received considerable damage and much of the contents were destroyed. The Red Cross was called to provide emergency shelter and provisions to the residents. The Yarmouth Fire Department wish to express their thanks to the above mentioned departments for their assistance.

 

Fire department meetings and training:

Sept. 1:

• Eel Brook Fire Department monthly meeting 7 p.m.

• Kemptville auxiliary's monthly meeting 7 p.m.

Sept 2:

Valley & District Fire Department's monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m.

• Amirault's Hill/Hubbard’s Point Fire Department's weekly training, 7 p.m.

• Wedgeport & District Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.,

Sept. 4:

• Carleton Fire Department's monthly meeting 7 p.m.

• East Pubnico Auxiliary's monthly meeting at 7 p.m.,

• Yarmouth Fire Department's monthly meeting at 7 p.m.

Sept. 7:

• Wedgeport & District Fire Department's monthly meeting 7 p.m.

Sept. 8:

• Quinan Fire Department's monthly meeting, 7 p.m.

• East Pubnico Fire Department's monthly training 7 p.m.,

• Eel Brook Fire Department's weekly training at 7 p.m.

• West Pubnico Fire Department's monthly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 9:

• Islands & District Fire Department's monthly meeting 7 p.m.,

• Amirault's Hill/Hubbard’s Point Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.,

• Wedgeport & District Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.,

Sept. 10:

• Amirault's Hill/Hubbard’s Point Fire Department's monthly meeting 7 p.m.,

• Lake Vaughan Fire Department's monthly meeting 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 11:

• Argyle Municipal Fire Fighters' Association meeting 7:30 p.m.

• Yarmouth Fire Department's training 7 p.m.

Sept. 14:

• Yarmouth Auxiliary's monthly meeting 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 15:

• Kemptville Fire Department's monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.,

• Eel Brook Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 16:

• Amirault's Hill/Hubbard’s Point Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

• Wedgeport & District Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 18:

• Yarmouth County Mutual Aid meeting at 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 22:

• Eel Brook Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 23:

• Amirault's Hill/Hubbard’s Point Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

• Wedgeport & District Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 24:

• East Pubnico Fire Department's monthly meeting 7 p.m.,

• Lake Vaughan Fire Department's monthly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 25:

• Port Maitland Fire Department's monthly meeting or training 7:30 p.m.

• Carleton Fire Department's monthly training 7 p.m.

• Yarmouth Fire Department's training 7 p.m.

Sept. 29:

• West Pubnico Fire Department's monthly meeting 7:30 p.m.

• Eel Brook Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

Sept. 30:

• Wedgeport Auxiliary's monthly meeting 7 p.m.

• Amirault's Hill/Hubbard’s Point Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

• Wedgeport & District Fire Department's weekly training 7 p.m.

Note: Yarmouth Fire Department trainings are open to any outside fire departments and their members.

 

Tri-County Firefighters Family Fun Day:

Firefighters from the Tri-County fire departments will be holding their 2nd annual Firefighters Family Fun Day. This will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Firefighters from Yarmouth, Digby and Shelburne counties will represent their departments with displays of firefighting equipment and apparatus as well as information booths. There will be hands-on activities for all ages, including bouncy castle, hose games, dunking booth, free BBQ and ice cream, fire truck rides and much more. Firefighters from Shelburne County will do two vehicle extrication demonstrations, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., where they will respond to the staged area with lights and sirens, assess the situation and extricate victims from wrecked vehicles using the Jaws of Life.

Sparky the fire dog will be making appearances throughout the day to meet with and have pictures taken with the children, young and old alike. Once again we will be selling tickets on a vintage fire hydrant. Representatives from Turk Canada will be on hand with a display of specialty equipment required in the use of vehicle extrication. Code 4 and Mic Mac Fire Safety will also be on hand displaying, selling and answering questions regarding many types of fire fighting equipment. Eye on Fire Safety Training will be providing hands on education on the proper use of fire extinguishers. Firefighters will be handing out fire prevention material to both children and adults. Firefighters will also be handing out children’s firefighter helmets. Children entering McDonalds Restaurant wearing their helmets on the day of the event will receive a free child’s ice cream cone. Saturday’s event is free and open to the public. All funds raised will be donated to the Yarmouth Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia. So get the family together and come join the fun while at the same time meeting, supporting and learning about the firefighters of your community. You’ll be glad you did.

 

Condolences:

The members of the Yarmouth Fire Department wish to express their heartfelt Condolences to the families of the following Veterans of the Yarmouth Fire Department who have passed away.

Russell Manser veteran of the former Salvage Corps. Company #6 of the Yarmouth Fire Department passed away on Thursday, July 17 in Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac, Dayton. Funeral Service was held Monday, July 21 at Sweeny’s Funeral Home with interment in Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery. Rev.A.D.Bill Newell officiating.

James Amirault, - age 102, of Dayton, Yarmouth Co., passed away on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital. He was a veteran of the former Salvage Corps., Company, #6, of the Yarmouth Fire Department where he held the position of Captain and was the Department’s oldest Veteran. Funeral service was held Monday, Aug. 11 at St. Ambrose Cathedral with Father Gerald David officiating. Interment followed in Our Lady of Calvary Cemetery.

 

Carleton & District Fireman’s Day:

The Carleton & District Volunteer Fire Department will be holding their annual Fireman’s Day event on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Fire Hall.

They are looking for vendors that are interested in coming and selling their products and people who would like to book yard sale spaces. If you are interested or would like more information contact Carrie Thibodeau at 902-761-2949.

 

Recruitment and Information Day:

Members of the Yarmouth Fire Department held a recruitment and information session on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the Yarmouth Fire Hall. This event was held to give the public a better understanding of the fire service and those who volunteer as firefighters.

Yarmouth Fire Chief John Verrall gave a slide presentation which included a brief history of the department and the role which a volunteer plays once they have joined.

Those who attended were given an information package and left with a better appreciation of what it takes to become a Volunteer Firefighter and the many benefits they receive. Many expressed an interest in becoming volunteer firefighters.

 

Can You Handle The Heat?

If you answered yes then we are looking for you. As with many small community fire departments, the Yarmouth Fire Department is continually seeking diverse new members to become volunteer firefighters. As a volunteer firefighter you become a member of an elite group of men and women dedicated to serving and protecting their community and its’ citizens. Volunteers are provided with all necessary firefighting equipment and training, free vehicle registration, free gym membership, life insurance coverage paid by the department, provincial and federal tax credits as well as a yearly honorarium. What is required to become a volunteer? You must be 19 years of age, must have completed grade 12 or equivalent, reside within the Town of Yarmouth’s Fire response area, must pass medical exam and submit to a police record check. For further information or for an application please contact Yarmouth Fire Dispatch at 742-7411 or contact any member of the department. The Yarmouth Auxiliary is also seeking both male and female members. For further information on becoming a member of the auxiliary contact president Gwen Lake at 902-742-7535

 

Winners:

Listed below are the winners from Muscular Dystrophy’s 2014 Annual Atlantic Firefighter’s Harley Davidson Motorcycle Raffle.

Grand Prize: 2014 Harley Davidson Road King Motorcycle - Jeff Tuttle of Charlottetown, PE

2nd Prize: $1000 Cash was Brenda Knowlton - Durham Bridge, NB

3rd Prize: Leather Jacket was Rob Tarves – Hammond’s Plains, NS

Early Bird Prize: iPad mini 2 was Colin O’Brien - Saint John, NB.

The total amount raised from this event for Atlantic Canada Muscular Dystrophy was $61,520.

Congratulations to the winners and Thank You to all who helped make this a successful campaign by purchasing tickets.

 

 

Organizations: Yarmouth Fire Department, Point Fire Department, Wedgeport District Fire Department Eel Brook Fire Department Carleton District Volunteer Fire Department East Pubnico Fire Department West Pubnico Fire Department Lake Vaughan Fire Department Red Cross Valley District Fire Department Quinan Fire Department Islands District Fire Department Kemptville Fire Department Yarmouth County Mutual Aid Port Maitland Fire Department Turk Canada Mic Mac Fire Safety Yarmouth Firefighters Museum of Nova Scotia Harley Davidson Yarmouth Regional Hospital Ambrose Cathedral Yarmouth Fire Hall

Geographic location: Yarmouth, Barnard Street, Lake Vaughan Port Maitland Shelburne County Tri-County Dayton Villa St. Joseph-du-Lac Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery Carleton District Charlottetown Durham Bridge

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